The left side of the EDRM (Identify, Preserve, and Collect) is the least expensive part of the eDiscovery process however, it can hold the biggest value because improper collections can result in having to repeat the entire process increasing the client’s total cost; sanctions if the data is no longer available; and unnecessary legal battles to defend the decisions that were made at the beginning of the case. To avoid these challenges, we will discuss collection fundamentals including: the scope of collection; how data is stored and recovered; the importance of metadata, forensic soundness and chain of custody; the risks of self-collection and other available collection approaches; and major source categories to be considered.
This webinar has been approved for 0.75 CLE credits by the State Bar of Texas.
Vice President, Forensic Services
Xact Data Discovery
Paul Price is the Vice President, Forensic Services at Xact Data Discovery, where he manages the firm’s technical operations in areas of digital forensics and cyber security. In addition to supervising forensic examiners, he maintains an active case load and conduct digital forensic investigations for civil litigation, criminal matters, internal investigations, and cyber security efforts.
Prior to entering the private sector as a consultant, Mr. Price gained invaluable experience and training as a law enforcement officer, where he received certification as a Computer Forensic Examiner. Over the course of his career, Mr. Price has conducted, assisted, or supervised over 1000 forensic exams for local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies as well as law firms, corporations, and private individuals. His law enforcement background includes specialized assignments in Financial Crimes Investigation, Crime Scene, Computer Forensics, and Counterterrorism. Paul spent the last five years of his law enforcement career on assignment with the FBI working National Security matters and held a TS/SCI security clearance.
Mr. Price has worked on several high-profile engagements around the globe including cases dealing with Intellectual Properties, Trade Secrets, Bankruptcy, Embezzlement, Fraud, Commercial Litigation, Family Law, and Criminal matters. His work requires him to identify, preserve, analyze, and document electronically stored information (ESI) from computers, servers, mobile devices, VOIP systems, and many other sources of ESI for the purposes of evidentiary or root cause analysis. Mr. Price has been recognized and testified as a forensic expert in legal proceedings pending in both State and Federal courts.